8 types of travellers: Which destinations in Latin America suit you?

Latin America Guide

Latin America is an extremely diverse region and there are tons of things to do and see. As it is so huge, it can be overwhelming to choose the destinations that suit your needs. I have been on three long trips in Latin America and often friends ask me, where they should go and what they should do. To make it easier for you to plan your trip, I have put together a destination guide for eight types of travellers. This Latin America destination guide is based on my personal experiences as well as information I have gathered from friends.

Check out the 8 types of travellers!

1. The Adventurous

Typical characteristics

You are an explorer and you love a challenge. You travel light but you carry exactly one outfit for every occasion and temperature zone. Your down jacket packs into the zipper pocket. Camping for weeks is not a problem for you and since you have your own tent, you even camp in hostels. Personal hygiene is not your priority and you don’t mind washing yourself in ice-cold mountain rivers. When you travel you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors and you want to experience something exciting every day. Your worst nightmare is spending a holiday at the beach, reading books and tanning. You have had a goggle tan at least once in your life.

Death Road in Bolivia
The Death Road in Bolivia

Places to visit

Peru: Explore the Huaraz region and do some rock climbing or trekking. Or visit Iquitos and take part in an ayahuasca retreat.

Bolivia: Ride down the world famous death road on a bike for some adrenaline or hike up Huayna Potosi, the easiest 6000m peak in the country.

Chile and Argentina: Do a tour through Patagonia and get lost in nature.

Colombia: Visit the lovely town of San Gil and try out adventure sports such as paragliding, river rafting, or downhill biking.

Places to avoid

Cancun in Mexico, Costa Rica as a whole, Montañita in Ecuador, Machu Picchu in Peru.

12 Comment

  1. This is such an informative and helpful post! I want to go to so many places, but I need to remember not everywhere is suited to my style of travel!

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Thank you Brooklyn! I hope you find the right places for you.

  2. I would love to go to Buenos Aires and Costa Rica!
    Cute post but Super helpful in guiding!

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      You should go!

  3. Great Post Altough I find myself a bit in several types of travellers. Nature lover and lazy bum all in one. It just proofs that Latin America has something for everyone

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Yes for sure! Latin America has so much to offer.

  4. OMG I’m so #2. Pinning this.

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Thank you! Yeah #2 is good for Latin America. It has a lot to offer!

  5. Love this! Latin America just has so much going on it’s hard to know where to start. I think I’m a bit of everything so it goes to show it has something for everyone!

  6. Love it!!! I am no.1 Always adventurous!! 🙂

    1. 3rd Culture Kid says: Reply

      Yes! I think me too. Although, I think I might be a little bit of everything

  7. Such a fun post! Like others, I’m a little bit of many of these. And I’d love to see pretty much every inch of Latin America…I’m a little obsessed. 😀 Haven’t hit SA yet but it’s on my list!

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